April 2014 Month of the Military Child
Music Medicine Institute Again Partners with Libraries in Savannah and Hinesville to Present Interactive Programs for Children
As part of its continuing efforts to serve the needs of Savannah-area military and civilian families the Music Medicine Institute (MMI) and Live Oak Public Libraries in Savannah and Hinesville once again collaborated to offer a series of free events to coincide with the annual April celebration of the Month of the Military Child.
The 2014 programs, open to all children aged six to 10, included fun and involving therapeutic musical workshops intended to foster creative expression and healthy living.
“MMI has a continuing commitment to help children, especially those of our fighting men and women, cope with developmental problems associated with long, often frequent absences of one or more of their parents due to overseas or emergency deployments,” says Elizabeth Jacobi, founder/director of MMI. “Our annual programs at both the Southwest Chatham Library next to the Savannah Mall and the Hinesville Library have been wonderful successes, and our April 2014 sessions were no exception.”
Made possible in part by support from the Arts Ashore Legacy Fund and the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway, the 2014 programs took place each Saturday in April:
Music Medicine Institute staff professionals, associates and specially trained volunteers presented each of the sessions.